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Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq by Shannon Meehan
On seeing the cover of this book I thought it was going to be another gung-ho account of someone's part in the aftermath of the Iraq war. How wrong I was.

Lieutenant Shannon Meehan was a US tank platoon commander in Diyala province in Iraq. Diyala province suffered during the 'surge' as most US troops were occupied in Baghdad and yet many of the insurgents fled Baghdad and moved to Diyala. The book begins by describing how Lt Meehan tried, largely in vain, to make progress within his area of operations within Diyala province, liaising with sheiks and befriending the locals as opposed to employing more kinetic means of conducting counter-insurgency warfare.

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Auto Math Handbook by John Lawlor
Auto Math Handbook by John Lawlor
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Far too basic., 22 Mar 2006
The book title implies that it is full of useful calculations for those designing cars or modifying their present one.
However the content is so basic that much of it is common sense, certainly no higher than GSCE/A-Level.
It is also largely aimed at the US market; using imperial units and much of the book is dedicated to circular track racing.
A wasted purchase for me I'm afraid.

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